Lesson 1 (from Writing off the Subject)
Writing off the Subject
Hugo says that everything in his book is right for him and wrong for the student. This lesson is on how Hugo wants the student to be true to himself in his writing.
1) Class Discussion: Why does Hugo start the book saying that everything he is going to tell the student is wrong? What does he hope the student will get out of his class? What does he tell the student to keep "on" at all times?
2) Journal: What are the two attitudes Hugo says the student will carry to the page when he starts to write? What does he say will happen if the student believes either of them?
3) In-class Writing Assignment: Write a paragraph on what the author says marks a beginning writer. Include the relationship of the young poet to the initiating subject.
4) Group Discussion: Why does Hugo...
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